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Old 15th February 2008, 20:57   #16
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I had a question..
@ theMag, In which part of B'lore was that pic taken?
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Old 15th February 2008, 22:49   #17
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I had a question..
@ theMag, In which part of B'lore was that pic taken?
The pics arent mine - obtained them while fishing on the net. It was Dairy Circle, circa 2005 AD

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Old 15th February 2008, 22:54   #18
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Ah,that makes sense.
The last time I was at the Dairy Circle,was in 2002. With all the flyover work going on,it was the last place I wanted to hang around.
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I think the newly opened Delhi-Gurgaon expressway might be in serious contention for this, going by the reports of traffic bottlenecks at some intersections.
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Came across this on yahoo home page .
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A traffic jam in China that is 100 km long!

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Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Does your blood boil when you get caught in a traffic snarl? If so, then do spare a thought for motorists in China who have been stuck for the past 10 days in a traffic jam that stretches a good 100 km on a highway.

Trucks bound for the Chinese capital are barely moving on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway, formerly known as the Badaling Expressway, due to ongoing maintenance construction work.

Traffic authorities are struggling to cope with congestion on the major national expressway on which traffic has slowed to a snail's pace, Global Times reported Monday.

The congestion is expected to last for almost a month, since the construction is due for completion Sep 13.

Local residents are profiting due to the massive traffic jam by overcharging drivers for food.

Since Aug 14, thousands of Beijing-bound trucks have choked the expressway. Now traffic stretches for over 100 km between Beijing and Huai'an in Heibei Province and Jining in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China National Radio (CNR) reported.

Minor traffic accidents and broken-down cars have aggravated the jam.

'Insufficient traffic capacity on the National Expressway 110 caused by maintenance construction is the major cause of the congestion,' a publicity officer with the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau told the Global Times.

The National Expressway 110 is available to trucks with a carrying capacity of eight tonnes and more. The road had suffered serious damage due to the great volume of heavy trucks.

This month there have been more trucks carrying excessive coal or fruit, but the Beijing section of the Beijing-Tibet Expressway is available only to trucks with a weight of less than four tonnes.

Traffic congestion and road safety have become major concerns for Chinese motorists.

Some kill time by playing cards, while some wait patiently.

In the latest bout of congestion on the Huai'an section, a truck driver surnamed Huang,

told the newspaper that he suffered 'double blows'.

He said: 'Instant noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion.'

'Not only the congestion annoys me, but also those vendors,' he joked.

Wang, driving from Hohhot to Tianjin in a coal truck, had been on the Huai'an section for three days and two nights.

'We are advised to take detours, but I would rather stay here since I will travel more distance and increase my costs,' said Wang.

The Beijing-Tibet Expressway and the Highway 110 are two of the major routes leading to Beijing.

The huge traffic jam has failed to dampen spirits with some people joking that 'concerts should be held at each congested area every weekend, to alleviate drivers' homesickness'.

About 400 traffic police officers are on duty to maintain order and to prevent further accidents.

Some critics attribute the worsening congestion to poor road planning and lack of proper implementation of regulations.

'If there's no traffic jam in the city, that would be news,' said Niu Fengrui, director of the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

'Our government should pick up the pace of urban infrastructure construction and spend some of its budget,' he said.
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This traffic jam will surely make it into the Guinness

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All the international jam look soothing to the eye, compared to the pics of the traffic jam on indian roads.
All cars look like they are placed there and not stuck there.
BTW the pic depicting Bombay, seems incorrect, there is no area here that has so much of free space near any arterial road of Bombay.
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This traffic jam will surely make it into the Guinness

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One can't judge a traffic jam just depending on the number of vehicles. The density of population of vehicles on the road is what is important.

In the above pics(1st & 3rd to be precise), the roads are very broad, with multiple lanes and many vehicles. Yet they don't appear to be congested.

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All the international jam look soothing to the eye, compared to the pics of the traffic jam on indian roads.
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LOL ! End of the day, you are still in a jam. How would it even matter
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Here're 2 pics that I shot last Saturday from God's own country. The entire place was chaotic from Mannuty to MVPA & beyond; on all possible ways, on all possible directions & by all possible means.

Chennai to Madukarai - 520 Kms took about 7:15 hours with 1 hour break; while the next 160 odd Kms took another 5 hours with 30 minutes break
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Traffic jam you say..

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Here're 2 pics that I shot last Saturday from God's own country. The entire place was chaotic from Mannuty to MVPA & beyond; on all possible ways, on all possible directions & by all possible means.

Chennai to Madukarai - 520 Kms took about 7:15 hours with 1 hour break; while the next 160 odd Kms took another 5 hours with 30 minutes break
Any particular reason for this traffic or was it holiday traffic?

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I am jealous of that toll booth guy!! Thats some lottery he gets!

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Any particular reason for this traffic or was it holiday traffic?
That was in 2010!! I don't even remember what I had for breakfast last week. Since its the month of August, I'm assuming Onam.
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Traffic jam you say.
Thanks, envy the traffic jam, some 35 lanes, when will we have freeways like them in India.
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Thanks, envy the traffic jam, some 35 lanes, when will we have freeways like them in India.
As a car nut maybe i envy this. But realistically this shows that just building more roads wont do. In india we talk about adding a lane to improve traffic. This one shows than adding 50 does not help! Unless more folks use mass transit there is no scope to reduce congestion.

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